Attention Defficit Hyperactive Disorder

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Attention Defficit Hyperactive Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

AKA ADHD

Catherine Wright4th Period

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtmlhttp://www.adhd-brain.com/adhd-history.htmlhttp://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html

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-Most common childhood disorder-First recognized by Hippocrates in 460-370 BCE-Many of my friends have ADHD

Living With ADHD-Can go to school -May require special assistance with planning and staying focused

Causes-Genetic -Thinned brain tissue-Environmental -Smoking + alchohol during pregnancy -Exposure to lead-Brain Injuries -Small percentage-Sugar/Food Additives -Not confirmed, perhaps a superstition

SignsInattention-Easily distracted -Difficulty focusing -Switching from one activity to another-Easily bored -Daydreaming -Doesn't follow instructions

Impulsivity-Impatient -Can't wait their turn-Blurt out rude comments -Candid with emotions-Interrupt instruction or conversation

Hyperactivity-Fidgety -Moving around -Can't stay seated -Touching everything-Nonstop talking

Treatments-No current cure-Stimulant medicine -calming effect on children -Pills, capsule,liquid, or skin patch -Common: Adderall and Ritalin

6.4 MILLION children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011 in the US


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